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Thread: Workers' Comp Mileage Rates California

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    I'm new here, and just made a couple posts to another site. If I was in the wrong site, I apologize. I would like to repost them here, if I may, because I "think" this is the proper forum, and I really need some answers. I am having to do a corrected billing for six years and want to get it right. The insurance company has really fouled it all up previously.

    In July 1, 2006 DWC was made to change their 34 cents per mile, which has been in effect for over five years, to the IRS Standard Rates. I feel that they did not do this voluntarily, but there must have been a bill, or something, that forced them to do this? So, beginning on 7-1-06 the DWC, Division of Workers' Compensation, and the IRS Standard Rates are now the same. See charts below:

    DWC Mileage Rates for Medical Mileage Reimbursement
    7-1-97 - 9-30-01 31.0 cents per mile
    10-1-01 - 6-30-06 34.0 "
    7-1-06 - 12-31-06 44.5 "
    1-1-07 - to present 48.5 "

    IRS Standard Mileage Rates including medical mileage reimbursement.
    1-1-01 - 12-31-01 34.5 Cents per mile
    1-1-02 - 12-31-02 36.5 "
    1-1-03 - 12-31-03 36.0 "
    1-1-04 - 12-31-04 37.5 "
    1-1-05 - 8-31-05 40.5 "
    9-1-05 - 12-31-05 48.5 Gas increase allowance
    1-1-06 - 12-31-06 44.5 "
    1-1-07 - 12-31-07 48.5 "

    I have some questions:

    1. What are the other driving directions mileage rate charts besides Yahoo and MapQuest that are used to figure mileage for doctor appointments?

    2. Which one is the legal one to use for mileage rates? I understand that the insurance companies use MapQuest. Believe it or not, MapQuest's mileage distances are higher than most of Yahoo's.

    3. What was the bill that forced DWC to change over to the IRS standard mileage rates on 7-1-06? Does anyone know the bill number, and who authored it? Or, if it was not a bill...does anyone know what it was?

    Thank you so much.

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    Duplicate post - answered elsewhere.

    Sandy, we're not too concerned about where you post a question, but it's confusing for the responders when the same question is posted multiple times. Thanks for understanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabidcoyote666 View Post
    here in missouri an injured worker recieves $.405 cents per mile, both ways. and as far as how you get the mileage goes, i use the odometer of my vehicle for an exact mileage of the trip..to and from the doctors office, hospital, or therapist if they're more than 50 miles from your home.have done this now for 3 years and it has always been the right way to do it according to my lawyer, and i've always been reimbursed without any problem.
    I am so glad that you had information that could help this poster, but since cbg stated this was a duplicate post, I sure wish you would have found the original post, and answered it there. Thanks for your help on this site!!

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    And, since rabidcoyote is in Missouri, and the OP was in California......

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    Is there a way to get that other duplicate post consolidated with this one so there won't be two of them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy Tucker View Post
    Is there a way to get that other duplicate post consolidated with this one so there won't be two of them?
    I don't think so hon, I would just not respond to this one, or give a friendly reminder that the actual post is somewhere else, and to repost thier response there. Thanks for asking.

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    I haven't had a lot of luck with the merge feature, but I can lock this thread so that all responses have to be on the other thread.

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